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Booze V. Snooze: Sleep Outfitters Shares Why Drinking and Sleep Make Poor Bedmates

Sleep Outfitters

By Adam Turner We’ve all been plagued at times by tossing-turning-sleepless nights. When such unwelcome developments attack our sleep cycles, it can be tempting to seek out alternative solutions, shortcuts to slumber. For some, this shortcut might be sleeping medicine, tiny pills and purple liquids designed to trick us into sedation. For others, this may be eating till submission, your brain …

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March is National Nutrition Month – Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month - Put Your Best Fork Forward

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN It’s time for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual National Nutrition Month® celebration, and the theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” reminding us that using this tool wisely and concisely can yield some positive changes to our health and habits. One small change at a time, like actively choosing what is …

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Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colon Cancer is often a silent disease that has no symptoms. On average, lifetime risk is one in twenty people will develop colon cancer. This is a cancer that is preventable. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans according to American College of Gastroenterology), all men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer. The colorectal cancer screening …

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The Heart Truth Every Woman Needs to Know about Heart Disease

The Heart Truth Every Woman Needs to Know about Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States.  It also kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.  The Red Dress is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.  It is a red alert that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and an urgent reminder to every woman to …

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The Health Benefits of Kindness

The Health Benefits of Kindness

Kindness is contagious. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! KINDNESS INCREASES: Oxytocin:  The Love Hormone Witnessing …

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10 Tips for Better Heart Health

10 Tips for Better Heart Health

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. You don’t have to work on all 10 steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get …

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Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and stored …

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5 Ways to Cure Stress

By Teri Claassen “I just want to go back to bed and get away from all of it. I can’t handle this stress!” Complaints to resolve, picking kids up from practice, returning the text from my friend who feels like I’m ignoring her, mediating the explosive fight between my kids, making a meal for the teacher who just had a …

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Hitting the Slopes Safely

Flying effortlessly down a snow-covered slope, feeling the wind in your face, and soaking up the beautiful mountain scenery — there’s a lot to love about skiing. It’s a sport that you can learn at a young age and continue doing for the rest of your life, and it can take you to some of the most spectacular places on …

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